Research

The NHLA Research Department works in close cooperation with the Political Action Department in developing and providing questionnaires to candidates for local and state office. The research department has also helped to establish methodologies in order to score and rank existing office-holders and candidates based on their support of pro-liberty policies. Additionally, the Research Department creates and publishes "gold papers" and our signature "Gold Standard" voting guide in support of the New Hampshire Liberty Alliance's purpose of supporting individual liberty.

We need more liberty loving bill reviewers to help with the monumental task of reviewing the nearly 800 bills that have been proposed by legislators this year. Contact Jeffrey Creem at research@nhliberty.org to find out how you can help. It's an easy way to volunteer - you can work at your convenience in your own home or join us for weekly bill review work sessions in Concord. 

Bill Review Facebook Group:

Join our bill reviewers group on facebook for general discussion of the process of reviewing bills. This is a good place to get up to speed on the process and ask questions about how to get started. Once you have a basic understanding of how our system works join one of our research teams to focus on bills in those particular committees. Select a team in a subject matter that you are interested in or knowledgeable about.

 

NHLA Research Committee

 

Gold Standard Team:

The Gold Standard team works with the NHLA Chair, Political, and Research Directors to draft, and edit our Gold Standard voting recommendations for representatives and senators. The Gold Standard recommendations are the final result of the work done by many bill reviewers.

2016 Gold Standard team members include: Paul Best (Chair), Keith Ammon (Political), Jeffrey Creem (Research), Kevin Craig, Dan Garthwaite, Denis Goddard, Doris Hohensee, Dan Itse, Michelle Levell, Dawn Lincoln, Rui Loura, Carol McGuire, David Murotake, Susan Olsen, Brian Seaworth, James Stein, Tammy Simmons, Michael Sylvia.

 

Research Teams:

 

NHLA Children & Family Law Research Team

Team Leader: Daniel Itse. This team follows lesislation in the House Children and Family Law Committee.

NHLA Criminal Justice Research Team

Team Leader: Mark Warden. This team follows legislation in the House Criminal Justice and Public Safety Committee.

NHLA Election Law Research Team

Team Leader: Darryl Perry. This team follows legislation in the House Election Law Committee.

NHLA Municipal & County Govt. Research Team

Team Leader: Keith Ammon. This team follows legislation in the House Municipal & County Government Committee.

NHLA Resources and Recreation Research Team

This team follows legislation in the House Resources and Recreation Committee.

NHLA Ways & Means Research Team

Team Leader: Joseph Lachance. This team follows legislation in the House Ways and Means Committee and the Senate Ways and Means Committee.

NHLA Science & Tech. Research Team

Team Leader: David Murotake. This team follows legislation in the House Science, Technology, and Energy Committee and the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee.

NHLA Public Works Research Team

This team follows legislation in the House Public Works and Highways Committee.

NHLA Legislative Administration Research Team

This team follows legislation in the House Legislative Administration Committee.

NHLA Labor Research Team

This team follows legislation in the House Labor, Industrial and Rehabitiative Services Committee. 

NHLA Commerce Research Team

Team Leader: Joe Hannon. This team follows legislation in the House Commerce and Consumer Affairs Committee.

NHLA Judiciary Research Team

Team Leader: Michael Sylvia. This team follows legislation in the House Judiciary Committee, and the Senate Judiciary Committee.

NHLA Health & Human Services Research Team

Team Leader: Chip Spangler. This team follows legislation in the House Health, Human Services and Elderly Affairs Committee.

NHLA Fish & Game Research Team

This team follows legislation in the House Fish and Game and Marine Resources Committee.

NHLA Finance Research Team

This team follows legislation in the House Finance Committee and its several sub-committees.

NHLA Environment & Agriculture Research Team

 This team follows legislation in the House Environment and Agriculture Committee.

NHLA ED&A Research Team

This team follows legislation in the House Executive Departments and Administration Committee.

NHLA State & Federal Relations Research Team

Team Leader: Eric Eastman. This team follows legislation in the House State-Federal Relations and Veterans Affairs Committee.

NHLA Education Research Team

Team Leader: Michelle Levell. This team follows legislation in the House Education Committee and the Senate Education Committee.

NHLA Transportation Research Team

This team follows legislation in the House Transportation Committee and the Senate Transportation Commitee.

 

 

 

Contact the Research Department

Director of Research, Jeffrey Creem
Email: research@nhliberty.org

New Hampshire Liberty Alliance
PO Box 4241
Manchester, NH 03108-4241